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Plextor's NGFF SSD to Deliver Speeds of Up To 700 MB/s

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The upcoming Solid State Drive is intended for the next generation of ultrabooks.

Plextor's upcoming NGFF SSD measures just 42 x 22 mm (L x W) and is based on a Marvell 88SS9189 processor and triple-level cell (TLC) NAND flash memory. The drive features a PCI-Express 2.0 x2 interface and is capable of delivering read speeds of up to 700 MB/s and write speeds of up to 550 MB, with a maximum 4K random write performance of 100,000 IOPS.

The drives will be available in 128 GB and 256 GB with 245 MB and 512 MB DDR3 DRAM caches, respectively, and is expected to be supplied to OEMs in time for the release of next-generation Ultrabooks based on Intel's Haswell range of processors.

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    pbrigido , March 15, 2013 9:08 AM
    Microsoft Surface Pro 2 perhaps?
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    excella1221 , March 15, 2013 9:17 AM
    Ah, Plextor.
    Not so much recognized like Samsung, OCZ, Crucial etc, but very solid quality.
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    halcyon , March 15, 2013 9:19 AM
    Like to see this as an option in an upcoming MacBook Pro/Air
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    Cy-Kill , March 15, 2013 9:42 AM
    excella1221Ah, Plextor.Not so much recognized like Samsung, OCZ, Crucial etc, but very solid quality.


    They were recognized at one point for their CD & DVD burners respecitively, but they sat on their laurels and other companies surpassed them, one being LG.
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    ssd_pro , March 15, 2013 9:42 AM
    This does look interesting. I like seeing Plextor getting some good exposure. My favorite components usually come from Intel, EVGA, OCZ, and Plextor.
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    childofthekorn , March 15, 2013 9:48 AM
    Anyone with indepth information know that if they could sacrifice IOP's for capacity to reduce price or if reducing IOPs would not drop the price substantially enough. Please disregard the fact IOPs are the reason for SSD's.
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    goodguy713 , March 15, 2013 10:29 AM
    yea plextor made some pretty good external dvd burner solutions.. it still works although i dont use it any more .. I have yet to try any of there ssd solutions though. having tried both patriot and ocz .. im always leary of driver bugs .. lol i had my fair share of them with ocz and none at all with patriot to bad they stopped making them.
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    bourgeoisdude , March 15, 2013 11:25 AM
    Wow. Not so long ago I used to think the SATA 3 interface speed was overkill...
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    bison88 , March 15, 2013 11:44 AM
    lostmyclan512mb ddr3 ? why not 1024mb? if that get 700mb/s its overkill for 512mb cache (1333mhz with 64bit bus) maybe 4.000mb/s transfers i dunno



    Cache Size != Write speed
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    Max Collodi , March 15, 2013 12:06 PM
    Cy-KillThey were recognized at one point for their CD & DVD burners respecitively, but they sat on their laurels and other companies surpassed them, one being LG.

    Plextor optical drives are actually manufactured by Lite-On. Very few companies make CD/DVD drives anymore due to the low cost and negligible profit margins.
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    f-14 , March 15, 2013 1:40 PM
    bourgeoisdudeWow. Not so long ago I used to think the SATA 3 interface speed was overkill...


    i wanted it done yesterday, even though i just thought of it right now!
    anything short of that is not over kill
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    sna , March 15, 2013 1:57 PM
    OK plextor , make it a real card with PCIe X1 3.0 which has bandwidth upto 1G/s

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    jcurry23 , March 15, 2013 3:28 PM
    you don't get options for macbook air, you get what you get.
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    dominatorix , March 15, 2013 5:27 PM
    and the price is.....??
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    Cy-Kill , March 15, 2013 6:42 PM
    Max CollodiPlextor optical drives are actually manufactured by Lite-On. Very few companies make CD/DVD drives anymore due to the low cost and negligible profit margins.


    Now they are, but what I was mentioning was when they made the drives themselves!
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    abbadon_34 , March 15, 2013 6:43 PM
    Let's see if the benchmarks hold up to the marketing.
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    bryonhowley , March 15, 2013 11:07 PM
    Cy-KillNow they are, but what I was mentioning was when they made the drives themselves!

    Yep a few years ago they where about the best you could get for CD/DVD burners.
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    razor512 , March 16, 2013 1:00 PM
    Most SSD's today can hit 700MB/s or faster if they were not limited by the sata port.

    The reason why you see the speeds of most SSD's topping out at 550-560MB/s is the sata port bottlenecking.

    If you get rid of the sata interface and replace it with a direct pci-e interface, you will get faster speeds. In the case of pci-e x2, you get 1000MB/s which will effectively be lower when you consider the management overhead just like with sata III offering 600MB/s but in the real world, you get about 550MB/s
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    blazorthon , March 16, 2013 5:48 PM
    razor512Most SSD's today can hit 700MB/s or faster if they were not limited by the sata port.The reason why you see the speeds of most SSD's topping out at 550-560MB/s is the sata port bottlenecking.If you get rid of the sata interface and replace it with a direct pci-e interface, you will get faster speeds. In the case of pci-e x2, you get 1000MB/s which will effectively be lower when you consider the management overhead just like with sata III offering 600MB/s but in the real world, you get about 550MB/s


    PCIe 2.0 x2 (although x2 is kinda weird for PCIe and PCIe 3.0 x1 or PCIe 1.0 x4 would be used much more often) can get you very close to 1GB/s and SATA3's failure to reach 600MB/s isn't because of any "management" for it, at least not directly. We could make a set of SATA 6Gb/s hardware/software that can reach effectively 600MB/s (not that 550MB/s isn't already pretty close, it is, after all, less than 10% lower) if we wanted to.
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    xzendor , May 8, 2013 1:46 PM
    That's An Impressive Set OF Specs For A Consumer Based SSD